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Percent / Percentage Word Problems (Part 4)




 


Objective: I can solve word problems involving percent (percentage) profit and loss.



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Solve the following percent word problems.

Alan bought a bowling ball for $12 and sold it for $15.
a. What was his profit?

$

b. What was his percentage profit?

%


Michael sold a handphone for $400. His bought the handphone at $360.
a. What was his profit?
$

b. What was his percentage profit?

%


A shop is selling a television set for $1 200. The cost for the television set was $1 000.
a. What the profit?

$

b. What is the percentage profit?

%


Jonathan bought a house at $250 000 and later sold it for $300 000.
a. What was his profit?

$

b. What was his percentage profit?

%


Zack bought a car for $20 000. Later he sold it at $18 000.
a. What was his loss?

$

b. What was his percentage loss?

%


A group of students were selling drinks at a school carnival. They sold 250 drinks at $1 each. Their total cost for the drinks is $80.
a. Did they make a profit or a loss?



b. How much was the profit or loss?

$

c. What was their profit percentage or loss percentage?

%





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